Small businesses are an important part of the community and I wanted to make a mention of a couple of milestones that two small local businesses have made. Special FX Hair Studio and Mel Kettle Consulting are celebrating their birthdays this month.
Mel Kettle is a professional speaker and is also involved in other great initiatives – including Baked Relief and and Food Connect (where she’s the City Cousin for Cannon Hill). Her consultancy which specialises in marketing, communications and events turned five this month. She says her current professional focus is to grow the speaking part of her business. The three main topics she speaks on are marketing, social media and building your personal brand. She’s a keen foodie and you can find out more about her food adventures on her blog called The cook’s notebook.
Special FX Hair Studio was started seven years ago by Michelle Coglan and she currently employs three people. Michelle is very active in the local community and has recently started attending business college. The Salon is located in Carindale Village on the corner of Old Cleveland Rd and Scrub Rd. It was great visiting the store on its birthday as I got birthday cake!
There are many businesses that are not lucky enough to make it this far so it’s nice to stop and smell the roses every now and then and celebrate businesses that are staying strong. So, Happy Birthday!
If you know of other local businesses celebrating milestones or any other local news, we’d love to know!